By (author) William McInnes
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Cricket Kings by William McInnes
Book DescriptionChris Andersen loves cricket. He may not be a legend like Bradman or Boonie, but in the Yarraville West Fourths, Chris Andersen is king. He is the captain, the coach, the manager and, thankfully, a player. They are getting hard to find, players. Every Saturday in summer Chris ropes together a motley team of men and a couple of boys to turn up in their cricket whites to try and win a game. Everyone has a different reason for being there: to hear the music from a nearby house, a block out the memories of another place, to be entertained, to please their dad, or just to have a go. And everyone has a story to tell.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780733621932
(200mm x 130mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Hachette Australia
Publisher: Hachette Australia
Publish Date: 1-Aug-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - William McInnes
William McInnes is one of Australia's most popular stage and screen actors, and with the publication of his memoir A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY and his novel CRICKET KINGS, he has become a much-loved writer too. In 2006 A MAN'S GOT TO HAVE A HOBBY was selected as one of the Books Alive 50 Great Reads and William was named 'Australian Newcomer of the Year' at the Australian Book Industry Awards, and in 2007 CRICKET KINGS was shortlisted in the 'Australian General Fiction Book of the Year' category for these awards. William received critical and public acclaim for his leading role in the film Look Both Ways, written and directed by his late wife, Sarah Watt. In 2011, he and Sarah co-wrote WORSE THINGS HAPPEN AT SEA, a celebration of family life in words and pictures. William grew up in Queensland and now lives in Melbourne with his two children.
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